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J. Trop. Resour. Sustain. Sci. 3 (2015) 103-116

Concept of Environmental Sustainability Awareness Strategies in Pre-Construction Stage

Mohammad Affendy Omardin1*, Nazirah Zainul Abidin1, Wan Dagang Wan Ali2

1Pusat Pengajian Perumahan, Bangunan dan Perancangan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
2Fakulti Informatik dan Pengkomputeran, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia

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Abstract : This paper presents an overview of the environmental sustainability concept through construction industry. The aim is to create an environmental sustainability through pre-construction stage. This could be achieved where as it is important to look into minimizing the impact on the environment. However, the enthusiasm in pursuing rapid development often causes environmental sustainability aspect being ignored. This research was conducted to study the level of environmental sustainability concern and practices in through pre-construction stage in construction industry. A selected of construction working managerial level were selected as respondents. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire. More than 70% respondents being interview and have high level of environmental concern but moderate level of environmental sustainability practices. Most of the respondents concern about environmental issues. The study also have positive perceptions on environmental sustainability. The findings showed that there is a positive and pro-active between the level of environmental sustainability concern and practices in construction management. This indicates that the higher the level of environmental concern, the higher the level of practices in environmental sustainability among project practitioners. The implication of the study showed that coordinate effort should be taken by construction practices during pre-construction stage to enhance environmental sustainability practices more effective through construction project

Keywords : Construction,environmental sustainability,pre-construction,design,managers,